Braun Homers, Brewers Beat Reds 8-1
Posted at: 09/26/2012 11:23 PM
By: Joe Kay
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 41st home run on Wednesday night, and the Milwaukee Brewers kept their wild-card chances flickering with an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Milwaukee entered the day trailing St. Louis by 4½ games for the final NL wild-card spot, a long shot that left no margin for error. Shaun Marcum (6-4) went six innings for his first victory since returning from an elbow problem, allowing only four hits, including Joey Votto's RBI double. Norichika Aoki homered to start a three-run third inning off Bronson Arroyo (12-9) and added an RBI double. Braun, the NL's Most Valuable Player last season as the Brewers won the NL Central, hit a two-run shot in the seventh off Logan Ondrusek.
The Reds have clinched the Central title.
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